Sparkling marble mosiac tiles, beadboard, bistro-style chalkboards and iconic mid-century modern chairs mix beautifully in the kitchen, entryway and dining room of designer Karen Cole's Toronto semi. Learn how she opened up her cramped Victorian home to incorporate plenty of storage and create a charming and eclectic space that's perfect for living, cooking and entertaining. Lynda Reeves shares more of the newest, on-trend kitchen tools and foods. Plus, kick off your spring decorating by dressing up a blank wall with painted plates, as demonstrated by H&H style editor Sarah Hartill. This easy weekend project injects bursts of colour into a room without breaking the bank.
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Small pillow, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894, 1-888-968-7660 or visit Hollacecluny.ca; settee, rug, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; coffee table, West Elm, Toronto (416) 537-0110 or visit Westelm.com; table lamp, bowl (on side table), twine, Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104 or visit Angusandcompany.com; side table, wood tray, wood cup, candlesticks, Mjölk, Toronto (416) 551-9853 or visit Mjolk.ca; planters, plates, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca for locations across Canada; pink pillow, black and white pillow, Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514) 287-8998 or visit Ycocarpet.com; throw, Kumari's, Toronto (416) 324-9830 or visit Kumaris.ca; urn (on floor), Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto (416) 260-9057 or visit Cynthiafindlay.com; wall colour, Cornforth White (228), Farrow & Ball, Toronto (416) 920-0200, 1-877-363-1040 or visit Farrow-ball.com for retailers across Canada; flooring, The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit Homedepot.ca for locations across Canada; Pébéo Porcelaine 150 paint, DeSerres, call 1-800-363-0318 or visit Deserres.ca; dish-mounting brackets, Canadian Tire, call 1-866-746-7287 or visit Canadiantire.ca for locations across Canada.